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Senior Product Developer

Employer
Barfoots of Botley
Location
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Development, Technical, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

About Us

Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.
Today we are a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing hundreds of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh vegetables. We supply our premium produce to the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants and are very proud of what we do. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability and demonstrate continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

The Role
As a passionate foodie who loves to cook and is inspired by the latest trends and ingredients you will be responsible for developing and managing, thorough to launch, all NPD aspects to bring delicious new prepared vegetable to market.
A NEW opportunity for a Senior Product Developer to join our busy Development Team - reporting directly to the Product Development Manage. This pivotal role will hold responsibility for developing and launching delicious new prepared products for our high-profile customers - transforming compelling insights and customer briefs from ideas through to new product launch in stores. This will ensure that we continue to add value to our core range of products through fresh cut, packaged products and centre of plate meal solutions – making it easier for customers to find delicious food that makes them feel great and incorporate more delicious veg-centric options into their diet.

Key Responsibilities will include, but not restricted to:
• Development and management of all aspects of Product Development.
• Researching and seeking out hot new trends, sourcing amazing new ingredients, playing with flavour combinations and translating into fabulous concepts
• Coordination of production trials, translating what is made in the kitchen to the factory.
• Developing suitable packaging solutions to ensure consumer & shopper expectations.
• Preparation of products for internal and retailer presentations to showcase.

Desirable skills and experience
• Food related qualification
• Thorough understanding of NPD Process
• Proven track record of successful new product development
• Creative mindset and drive to bring new products to market
• A strong, collaborative team player who gets energy from developing new recipes and products.
• Ability to work as part of a small dedicated team.
• Happy to get hands on and take ownership of products from concept to launch.
• Solid communication skills, both written & verbal
• Full UK driving licence

Why Work for Barfoots?
• Investors in People Silver Award
• Life Assurance
• Company pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Program
• Benefits platform
• Discounted leisure membership
• Discounted vegetable box scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Approved centre for Highfield qualifications
• Free on-site parking
• Committed to sustainability

 

Company

About Us

Growing is in our nature. Over 40 years ago, we started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops.

Today, we’re a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

Supplying our premium produce to some of the UK’s leading retailers and restaurants, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it. With our impressive green credentials, we truly are committed to sustainability, demonstrating continued investment in the latest technologies to help maintain our carbon neutral footprint.

Find Us
Location
Sefter Farm
Pagham Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 3PX
United Kingdom
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